We’ve missed you too!
On March 15, the iconic hot dog joint closed its doors for the first time in 80 years as a result of COVID-19 health and safety orders. Now, after what seems like forever, Pink’s is back serving Angelenos their legendary dogs. They’ve brought all of their loyal staff members back too.
On August 12, it reopened allowing you to head to this roadside landmark with unmissable lines and get your hands on the creatively topped offerings. From the celebrity-inspired dogs like the Marth Stewart Dog (a 9″ stretch dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut and sour cream) to the Polish Pastrami Dog Swiss (a cheese dog covered with pastrami and mustard), the delicious combinations have been sorely missed by locals and tourists alike.
While you might see some familiar faces of staff that have been around for 10 years or more, things are going to look a little different. The surprise social media reopening announcement covered a list of changes they’ve made to ensure the safety of their customers. For starters, they’ve hired an environmental firm to deep clean the entire property. All open-air counter will have plexiglass installed on them, all sinks and soap dispensers will be touchless and all dining will take place in their outdoor dining area with tables spaced 6 feet apart.
Battle of the generations here at Pinks! We have #TeamKEarth and #TeamKROQ blasting @billyjoel and @nodoubt! 🤟🤟🤟🤟🏻🤟🏼🤟🏽🤟🏾🤟🏿@garybryanshow @LisaKearth @TedStryker @StrykerAndKlein @kroq @kearth101 pic.twitter.com/LdyC40xAg0
— Pink’s Hot Dogs (@pinkshotdogs) August 12, 2020
There’ll also be a number of new roles in the team, including a mask monitor, a sanitizer monitor and Mario handing out menus with social distancing picks. Sadly, there’ll be no late-night food runs as hours will only be from 11 am to 9 pm. But they promise to stay open until 2 am as soon as things go back to normal. Social distancing monitors will be keeping the hungry fans in check, so if you’re wondering whether the lines will wrap around the entire block then the answer lies in the video below.
Line stretches all the way around the corner! pic.twitter.com/j7U8aliMJB
— Alex Biston (@AlexBistonTV) August 12, 2020
In two weeks, they plan to take orders over the phone and join a delivery service, just in case you’re not keen on melting on the sidewalk.
709 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038, United States
Featured Image: Pink’s Hollywood